craft beer

noun

Definition of craft beer 

: a specialty beer produced in limited quantities : microbrew

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In Moscow, visitors now encounter bike-sharing, vegan cafes and bearded hipsters serving craft beers. Yaroslav Trofimov, WSJ, "Russia’s Turn to Its Asian Past," 6 July 2018 The craft beer industry continues to grow, Coyne noted. Karen Pearlman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Santee poised to allow more microbreweries," 3 July 2018 The marché is brimming with local specialties like buttery brioche, honey by Ruchers des Chouans, sea salt harvested by hand, smoked fish, and bottles of N'O, the island’s only craft beer. Mary Winston Nicklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Small Island Where the Tour de France Begins Is Actually a Vacationer's Paradise," 3 July 2018 Unlike some distilleries that use cheap ingredients as a whiskey base, Obert would use only high-quality craft beer. Alyssa Pereira, SFChronicle.com, "How the surging Seven Stills found the magic formula of beer and spirits," 1 July 2018 Whether for diet or health concerns, giving up gluten used to mean missing out on the wildly flavorful new craft beers. Joshua M. Bernstein, Bon Appetit, "12 Gluten-Free Beers That Actually Taste Good," 14 June 2018 The craft beer industry enjoyed numerous years of double-digit volume sales growth, but those days appear to be over. Greg Trotter, chicagotribune.com, "How Ballast Point, once one of the fastest-growing craft breweries, lost its mojo — and how it might get it back," 18 May 2018 Ultimately, new aroma hop cultivars that appeal to the craft beer industry will be available for Oregon hop growers. Corey Sheldon, OregonLive.com, "HG calendar May 12-20: nurture Mother's Day memories in the garden," 11 May 2018 Cooper & Thief took a page from the craft beer industry’s book and aged this light white wine in tequila barrels for three months. Chris Morris, Fortune, "5 Tequilas To Try on Cinco de Mayo," 4 May 2018

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1986, in the meaning defined above

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